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A Quick Guide to Scrum Artifacts

Scrum is a flexible framework that’s designed to help self-organized teams execute projects quickly in an agile environment. Clients or customers often change ideas mid-stream.

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The Informal Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

Not a Project Manager? But you are a Project Manager? Then book your place on this Free webinar. link]. The Informal Project Manager. There are three strata inside organisations today.

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Create a culture of appreciation within your virtual team

Kiron Bondale

Sabina Nawaz’s article “ In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way “, which was published this week on, is a great reminder of the need we all have to be appreciated.

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List Of The 10 Best Agency Management System Tools For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post List Of The 10 Best Agency Management System Tools For 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Risk management: hierarchy v. mesh

Musings on Project Management

Almost anyone who's been around projects for a few years has experienced hierarchy: it's like a pyramid, with one person at the apex and a number of layers spreading out below, interconnected, for the most part, top-down. On the other hand, another structure is like a mesh, wired for the most part peer-to-peer, and mostly flat -- few hierarchical titles and few top-down controls, and lots of. Risk Management

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Regaining Trust: The Winners and Losers of a More Cautious Tomorrow

Leading Answers

People are smart, resourceful and inventive. We are also dumb and irrational. This combination makes forecasting nearly impossible. People build cities, express themselves through art, and push forward our understanding of the world through science and logic.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ].

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Accelerate Agile Project Management Success with Microsoft Teams and Planner


In our current, fast-paced world, businesses need to be flexible to stay competitive. It isn’t the best who prevail, but those who can quickly adapt to new requirements. In IT—especially software development—traditional project management approaches are too rigid and out-of-date.

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The oldest technique in risk management

Musings on Project Management

The oldest technique in the book, indeed before there were even books, is "acceptance" To drive a car is to accept the risk that the other driver isn't too drunk, too sleepy, too unskilled, too distracted, too whatever To take on debt is to accept the risk that you'll have the means to repay without bankrupting yourself To take on unsecured credit is to accept the risk (trust, really) that. Risk Management

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Simply Having Agile Teams Does Not Make an Agile Organization w/ Dragos Dumitriu

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. Getting a few teams up and running using Scrum, Kanban or some other form of Agile is great. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your organization has become Agile.

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Review: Team topologies

Henny Portman

Many organizations are struggling with their business agility transformation. One of the reasons is the way they have organized their teams. The focus was probably on efficiency and if these teams start to use agile ways of working, this doesn’t make the organization agile.

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Using A Vulnerability Scanner In Your Risk Management

Brad Egeland

Managing your system vulnerabilities is an essential part of your IT team’s job. It ensures that you update your systems and protect your organization from security breaches. However, to manage your vulnerabilities, you need to assess your systems through thorough and frequent scans.

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Tips to Organize a Project Efficiently for Success

ProProfs Project Management

‘Let’s stamp this year with success,’ thoughts my business friend shared with me recently. I kept thinking about a few things, and the thought that kept hammering my brain was, ‘how can he manage business projects amid COVID-19 pandemic?’. So I shared my concerns with him openly.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

There's a new tension in town.

Musings on Project Management

There's a new tension in town. Remote v Local 30M+ Americans have jobs and are working from home (the Remotes) 60M+ Americans can't work from home (the Locals), and 50% of them may not have jobs. If that's not enough to amp the tension between the haves and have-nots, then consider the risk management regime of each: The Remotes have a much lower risk environment from Covid-19, but also. human factors Project Management

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards


Does your PMO generate portfolio dashboards for stakeholders and executives? If so, do those portfolio dashboards offer the right insights and data to help inform and empower your business leaders to make quick decisions? Does it help your PMO be seen as a value driver?

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Agile PM2: a new tree in my agile forest

Henny Portman

It looks like my forest is changing into a jungle. This time I added Agile PM 2. Agile PM 2 is an extension of PM 2 (initiative of the European Union, see: [link] ). To be honest I have some problems with this initiative.

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How Tracking Time and Billable Hours Simplifies Tax Time


Tax time cometh. A bit later this year, at least for Americans, since in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS extended the deadline to file and pay federal income taxes for 2019 to July 15 th , 2020, but it comes all the same, as it does every year.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Curated expert-selected list of the must-have SaaS tools that every company needs


What Types of SaaS Tools Do I Need for My Company? According to statistics, 38% of companies have been doing business almost completely relying on SaaS applications, on average using 34 different tools.

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Digital Project Manager: Is it a Good Career?

PM Basics

People often ask me what is a digital project manager ? And they ask because this role assumes fully online and remote work. On normal days without pandemics, everyone wishes to work remotely and have freedom. Let’s review what is a Digital Project Manager. What is a Digital Project Manager?

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Scheduling and Cost Control in a Complex Environment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The recent UK Government’s enquiry into the management of major projects was cut short by world events, but the interim report and oral evidence make for interesting reading. [1]

Cybersecurity Tip - Expectation Versus Reality in Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

Expectation no. 1: Since computers and the Internet came into our lives, we got accustomed to believing that they are secure by default.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Trello Alternatives: 10 Best Kanban Software Apps that Help Deliver Projects


Trello is a task management tool for agile teams. Despite Trello’s popularity as a simple, Kanban tool, it has some major shortcomings. There are three main reasons why users look for Trello alternatives: No planning features : Trello is great a simple task management.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Planner Deep Dive


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ben Howard’s Microsoft Planner Deep Dive webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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How to be a Good Project Manager: 11 Practical Tips [from real projects]

PM Basics

I’m so glad to see you here because I want to discuss how to be a good project manager. Or how to become a better project manager. So I’ll share some tips and my observation from my nine years of practical experience as a PM in the software industry. .

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Top 10 Free Project Management Tools


Project management tools are extremely useful. They help to plan work, organize workflow, and manage. Comparisons project management project management software project management tools task management

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

5 Steps to Find Your Definition of Done (With Examples and Workflows)


There’s a saying in the music industry that the easiest way to ruin a song is to keep working on it. Add enough effects, extra guitar parts, or more cowbell, and you’ll turn Woody Guthrie into Guns N’ Roses. Knowing when a piece of art is “done” is subjective and often difficult to define.

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Is Your Project Management Career Struggling Due to COVID19

Brad Egeland

Unemployment is high. You may be working from home for the first time ever. Frustrated? Struggling? Suffering anxiety over whether you'll still have a job in a couple of months - or maybe you've even been laid off recently during these unprecedented times.

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Managing Multiple Projects


There have been times throughout my career that I was given a “project,” but soon realized that it was really a group of related projects or a portfolio.

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